Idrissou Mora-Kpaï Benin

Idrissou Mora-Kpaï (1967, Beroubouay) is a documentary filmmaker who examines contemporary African subjectivities, proposing an alternative for the limited and often distorted image of the continent in western media. One of the most original African documentarists to have emerged in the last decade, his methodology is based on rigorous research that uncovers some of the hidden realities resulting from the complex entanglements of Africa, Asia and Europe in the colonial era. Carefully showing how colonialism created connections between diverse worlds and then shattered them, his films reveal the delicate process of individuals trying to deal with the impact of these ruptures on their personal lives and communities.

Report from the 2013 Prince Claus Awards Committee here.